The Flow Technology segment of SPX Corp. was awarded a contract worth approximately $40 million by Bright Dairy & Food Co. Ltd. to establish a new dairy processing plant in Shanghai, China, capable of producing pasteurized fresh milk, ultra-high temperature (UHT) long shelf life milk and yogurt.

The Flow Technology segment of Charlotte-based SPX Corp. was awarded a contract worth approximately $40 million by Bright Dairy & Food Co. Ltd. to establish a new dairy processing plant in Shanghai, China, capable of producing pasteurized fresh milk, ultra-high temperature (UHT) long shelf life milk and yogurt. When completed, the new plant is expected to be one of the largest fresh dairy and yogurt plants in China.

Under the terms of the contract, SPX will design and install a series of full-line fresh dairy and yogurt processing systems in Bright Dairy's 155,000-m2facility, now under construction in Shanghai. The plant is expected to expand Bright Dairy's overall dairy production capacity to more than 2.1 million liters per day, and will bring the company's production of fresh dairy milk and yogurt under one roof for the first time. The plant's dairy processing systems will utilize innovations from SPX's APV business.

"Bright Dairy is one of the largest dairy companies in China, and is well positioned to help meet growing demand across China for fresh milk, ultra-high temperature long shelf life milk and yogurt," says Don Canterna, SPX segment president. "We look forward to leveraging our deep expertise in dairy processing technologies to help Bright Dairy establish the largest multi-product dairy facility in China's dairy industry."

The design and installation of the dairy processing equipment is scheduled to be completed in 2012, with the plant becoming operational in the first half of 2013.

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